Do you need a summery queer book to pack in your beach bag or maybe curl up with in the blissful cool of the public library’s A/C? Have I got the quiz for you! Just answer some hard-hitting questions about your ice cream flavor preferences, your dream adult summer camp, and what music you’re listening to during the heat. Then this quiz will provide you with a gay read suited to your needs. If one recommendation isn’t enough, check out this list I made a few years ago of books about sapphic summer affairs!
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Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer, librarian, and new parent. She writes for Book Riot and Autostraddle about queer and/or bookish stuff. Ask her about cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer books, drinking tea, and her baby. Her website is Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. Find her on Twitter, Litsy, Storygraph
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Oooh, I got Island Time by Georgia Clark!
Is it possible to see all the potential books please? Some of them really pique my interest just from the questions alone!
Yes, please! There are always such great recs in these quizzes but it’s hard to tell what they are!
The books are:
Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
Island Time by Georgia Clark
Florida Woman by Deb Rogers
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
In the Key of Us by Mariama J Lockington
Melt with You by Jennifer Dugan
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Thank you, definitely going to check some out!By the way – I forgot to say I enjoyed the quiz and my rec haha in my enthusiasm to get the rest of the books. So thank you! :)
I got “The City We Became” which is a thousand percent my shit. Slow clap, Casey. SLOW CLAP. <3
I loved it!
Cool for the summer! I do love a Dahlia Adler book
Island Time! I love single location contained books, great s’all
call. what is s’all??? does my iphone think cause i type y’all it should do it for all words now?
Looked at your main page image for the full list and placed several on hold or request at my library. Plus the quiz gave me a pefect rec. Thank you!
I absolutely loved Florida Woman!!
This One Summer — I’ve read it and agree!
In the Key Of Us. I’ll have to check it out.
What I actually have on repeat this summer: the works of Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, and Heavens to Betsy.
As a former florida woman, I found this a little too on point!
This is a lovely quiz, Casey!
Just wondering, do you have a book rec for people whose hat choice more aligns with “fedora with safari flaps in the back”?
“Cool for the Summer” was suggested for me, and the description made me instantly check it out on Libby 👍👍